First things first, though. Why would you want an analog delay? Well, it depends.
So these are really mixed media concoctions of sorts but very successful executions all round actually. In its modern incarnation we have just two controls - Volume, and a 6-way Break-Up selector which goes from mild Boost pretty much through to a sort of fuzzy-distortion. There's really not much more to be said about this pedal than covered in the intro - a compact relicked replica of the Univox UD50 Uni-Drive circuit with just 2 controls - Volume and 6-way Break-Up.
If you want proof that guitarists gleefully cling to the past, just look at their feet. Most likely, their boots are hovering near a bunch of metal boxes that were conceived back in the Sixties and Seventies. The truly addicted collect masses of these things and Velcro them on pedalboards—often employing arcane and complicated routing systems to switch between a series of old-school tonal colors.
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The simplest effect pedal is the clean boost. All it essentially does is boost the signal of your guitar. Guitar players loved this because it allows us to hit the front end of our amp with more signal.
Vintage Guitar is marking 25 years of publication with a year full of features. This month, using data compiled for The Official Vintage Guitar Price Guidewe continue the celebration with a list of the 25 most valuable effects. For one, original examples are very rare; two, Eric Clapton, Brian May, and Tony Iommi used one; three, this simple box of bits does something absolutely luscious to your tone.